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 By Bill Reynolds    News    January 18, 2023

First 2023 Town Council meeting

La Conner Town Council and La Conner Schools officials addressed common goals and interests at their respective meetings last week. Councilmembers Mary Wohleb and MaryLee Chamberlain joined the Jan. 9 school board session via Zoom to share tips for...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    January 4, 2023

2022: The year reviewed in its headlines

The coronavirus pandemic roared into 2022 but vaccinations slowed its spread and the story faded from the public consciousness. Fewer people reported their positive tests and infections. People are still getting infected and hospitalized, however....

 

Christmas week weather full of surprises

Each October La Conner Public Works Director Brian Lease and his crew begin bracing for all kinds of wintry conditions anticipated in the weeks ahead – heavy snowfall, icy streets and sidewalks,...

 

First winter storm buries La Conner, western Skagit County

Today is the official start of winter. The seasons changed Monday, though, when La Conner and the Puget Sound region awakened to sub-freezing temperatures and light snow on the ground. Much of the...

 
 By Anne Basye    News    December 14, 2022

Avian flu hits waterfowl around La Conner, Fir Island

Larry McCormick has been seeing a lot of dead birds. "You drive around Best, Calhoun, Bradshaw, you see them," said the La Conner resident, an avid hunter. "At one farmer's field with goose decoys...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    December 7, 2022

Port open house lays out Marina options

Those attending the Port of Skagit’s open house Thursday at La Conner Marina lost their marbles. That was the plan, it turns out. Port consultants handed people Zip-Lock bags containing seven marbles each as they entered the Swinomish Yacht Club...

 

Marina visioning open house Thursday

The public is invited to attend an open house hosted by the Port of Skagit Dec. 1 to share ideas and learn more about the vision and goals for redeveloping the La Conner Marina. Port staff welcome feedback from the community as the Port looks at the...

 

Marina visioning open house Dec. 1

The public is invited to attend an open house hosted by the Port of Skagit Thursday, Dec. 1 to share ideas and learn more about the vision and goals for redeveloping the La Conner Marina. Staff welcome more feedback from the community as the Port...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    November 16, 2022

Council considering changes to code

The La Conner Town Council’s three hour meeting Nov. 8 included four public hearings. A 530 p.m. 2023 budget meeting started the evening. Three hearings, including one on the budget, were dispatched quickly. Council did not adjourn till 9 p.m.,...

 

Port talks Marina at coffee

Half a dozen La Conner residents accepted Port of Skagit Executive Director Sara Young’s invitation to coffee at the La Conner Marina last Wednesday. She hopes to reach more residents at an open house Dec. 1. Young brought Planning and Development...

 

Nov. 9 coffee at La Conner Marina

Port of Skagit staff are planning a “Coffee and Conversation” gathering on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 2-3 p.m. at the La Conner Marina office. Its purpose is to invite community members to sit down with Port staff and ask any questions they may have...

 

Town code changes may include review of CUP applications

The La Conner municipal code did not receive a complete facelift upon Town Planning Commission review at Maple Hall last Tuesday. But there are a few new wrinkles for the town council to consider. Perhaps the most significant development during the...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    October 12, 2022

Planning commissioners tour La Conner Maritime Services

La Conner Planning Commissioners last week got a closer, on-the-ground look at long-range Port of Skagit plans for the northern industrial area of La Conner Marina. The five-members held a special...

 

Port great business partner

La Conner Maritime Service is a second generation La Conner family owned and operated business providing marine services since 1992. We employ about 30 individuals in living wage jobs. Several of those individuals, including myself, call La Conner...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    October 5, 2022

Residents speak out at town council meeting

The people have spoken. But unlike at the polls, where such voices are heard in the form of marked ballot choices, Maple Hall was filled with residents and property owners expressing views on a host of pressing issues last week. Public comments...

 

Planning commission hearing has Part 2 Oct. 4

The La Conner Town Planning Commission public hearing on municipal code and zoning map changes was the talk of the town last week. That talk will continue Oct. 4. Following lengthy discussions over changes sought by the Port of Skagit at La Conner...

 

Jensons sell Town a south end property

Christmas has come early for the Town of La Conner. Town council members at their Sept. 13 meeting gratefully accepted what amounts to a gift – an offer by siblings Tom and Sybil Jenson to sell one-half acre on the southwest side of Channel Cove...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    September 14, 2022

Maritime industry zoning Port of Skagit request

Adding a chapter creating a Port Industrial Zone in the Town of La Conner’s Uniform Development Code will “preserve” for the long term the Port of Skagit’s La Conner Marina property for maritime industries, Port Communications Director Linda...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    September 14, 2022

Residents plan to be heard at public hearing

A group of residents intend to do their civic duty and be heard at the public hearing called by the Town of La Conner Planning Commission Tuesday. The Port of Skagit submitted its recommendation last January for a new chapter creating a port...

 

Planning the community's future

It is mid-September. The decision train – trains, actually – are boarding. It is time to get on if you do not want to be left behind as Town of La Conner governmental entities prepare trips into 2023 – and beyond. First on the schedule is a...

 

Padilla Bay Foundation thanks

Padilla Bay Foundation recently held Brunch at the Bay 2022 at the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve on a beautiful PNW summer day in August. The over 100 attendees enjoyed fresh grilled oysters and other locally sourced foods, while...

 

The Future of the La Conner Marina

By Sara Young It’s an exciting time at the La Conner Marina. The Port of Skagit, which built and owns the Marina, has been considering the needs of this important property and future opportunities for more than 15 years. We’ve had a lot of great...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    September 7, 2022

Port requesting 'industrial zone' for La Conner Marina

The Port of Skagit’s plans for redeveloping its La Conner Marina will be discussed at the Town of La Conner Planning Commission public hearing Sept. 20. A new zoning district, Port Industrial, will be unveiled as part of 27 pages of “suggested...

 

Local schools need local families

By Frank Liddell La Conner is rich with generational wealth. I have neighbors that have spent their entire lives in this community and are descendants of families that practically built this town. I have been a La Conner resident for almost 20...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    August 31, 2022

Clarifying 2022 comprehensive plan amendment process

When the Town of La Conner considers amendments to its Comprehensive Plan this year, it will be lookinng at only one request, from the Port of Skagit, Planning Director Michael Davolio wrote in a summary Aug. 25. No others were received in the two...

 

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